Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Gift packs

I've been having fun putting together gift packs of cards. There are five in this one - 4 greeting cards and 1 gift card... perfect for someone who loves writing or likes a supply of gorgeous cards ready for birthdays and other events.

These come with an additional gift card so you can write your own special message to the one you love then attach it to the front of the brown paper wrapping.

I can put together any combination of gift pack - the perfect personalised present - especially with Mothers Day around the corner! Have you found me on facebook? It's a great way to keep in touch and see what's up and coming.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


'Flora' - Mount Vic and Me - 2013

'Flora' is my latest design and is available as a card or gift card (smaller size with hole and threaded with twine to attach to presents or flowers). I love this print - it was inspired by flowers collected from my Mountains garden in a vase at the window. An overcast day and I wanted to share the dark colours we sometimes have up here.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Bathurst show and all that...

I'm so excited to show my new card design... coming soon!  Also will be doing little gift cards too. I'm thinking these would work well for gift stores as well as florists.

Today we went to the Bathurst Show. I was delighted to see kewpie dolls are still around and got the girls one each. So probably I bought them more for me than them? Especially as they wanted the horrible fake Barbies you see at the front of the pic!

The Royal Bathurst Show has so much more nostalgia than the Royal Easter Show. There is still old pavillions, smells and sounds. Somehow the new setting doesn't offer any of that in Sydney. I loved Moore Park though.

This handsome gentleman came rushing up to me when I pulled my camera out! He won best merino stud at the Royal Easter Show. He was so friendly and had a lovely soft nose. I thought the Bathurst Show was SOOO much better than the Easter Show. People stopped and talked about their produce. The kids will be going there every year from now on!

I just love this picture my 4 year old did. It's called 'It's a bird not a chicken' and she's written her name inside the bird. The smile is so sweet.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Studio 52

Today I stopped in at Studio 52 in Blackheath here in the Blue Mountains. This exciting retail store showcases work by Mountains designers and is still a bit of a hidden gem. I had to take in some more of my cards and wanted to see what's new.

I have my range of cards and postcards there as well as my kara smith stuff - handbags and dresses out of vintage fabric. The store is really something special and needs to be part of your Mountains itinerary.

Photo by www.onajanzen.com.au

Studio 52 is home to a contemporary retail store that showcases the unique work of local designer/makers and host to a collection of hands-on creative workshops for children.
Studio 52 is an initiative of Hannah Surtees and Emma Kelly, both Blackheath mums who are impassioned about contemporary design and the importance of learning through the creative process. British-born and trained, Hannah brings seventeen years industry experience as a graphic designer whilst Emma has been channeling her creativity into teaching primary children for over ten years. 

"We are passionate about design and devoted to the local community, our retail store presents local Blue Mountains design and provides the opportunity for the designer/makers to share their knowledge and skills."

"Our online store covers a few items that we stock instore but there will always be new and bespoke things that we can't put up, so its always worth a visit up to Blackheath now and again and besides, there's some great places for coffee and there's that quite nice view at the end of the street!"

Fabulous finds right here in the Mountains...